Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge-4

The Samsung Galaxy S8 may arrive with a large screen to attract fans of its canceled Galaxy Note 7, a report from The Investor suggests. The upcoming flagship, expected to launch at MWC 2017 in February, is said to come in two variants: one with a 5.7-inch display and one with a 6.2-inch display.

Samsung’s last Galaxy S devices, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, house 5.1-inch and 5.5-inch respective displays, while its abandoned Galaxy Note 7’s screen was larger at 5.7 inches.

It’s speculated that Samsung’s Galaxy S8 would also feature a bezel-less design with a more than 90% screen-to-body ratio. With an end-to-end display, the S8’s dimensions may not have to change significantly from its predecessor to accommodate the larger screen.

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It’s possible, however, that Samsung had intended to pursue a bezel-less design before canceling the Note 7, which would have inherently allowed for a larger display on a similar sized device to the S7.

The Galaxy S8 would also likely lose its characteristic physical home button/fingerprint scanner if it was to feature an edge-to-edge screen – though Samsung may have an on-screen solution for that – and could arrive in curved-display variations only.

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  • MasterSoup

    Sounds like Samsung wants the S6 to be my first and only Galaxy phone if they think it’s smart to skip out on the 5.1 sized phone. Make the S8 look like a smaller Note 7, keep the s pen, make it not burst into flames, and then sell it to me.

    • theforevermachine

      I predict 2 Variants – S8 and S8 Pro. S8 Pro slightly larger + S-pen. May be wrong, but this would be the smartest move, IMO. Consolidate the brands, avoid using “Note” name, and simplify the flagship line so that efforts can be more focused

      • tomthebomb024

        I feel a Pro moniker coming on as well

  • Tibi

    wtf… 5.5 its to large for my pocket to fit in normally!! now i will need to buy a bag for my phone?

    • kcz7

      Are you wearing skinny jeans?? I have a Note 4 (5.7″) with a case and it fits fine in my pockets. I wear normal sized adult pants.

      • Richard Gordon II

        Not everyone has the same height or proportions. My S7 is the limit for me. i carry my wallet in one pocket and my house/car keys in the other.

      • Saikrishna Katakam

        the screen to body ratio was leaked as 80-90%, so it should not be a problem

      • tomthebomb024

        some people are small yo

      • JL

        So being old fashioned is your definition of adult. Good to know.

        • kcz7

          Awww, look. A joke.

          To break it down Barney style for ya: I wear normal regular sized pants. No ‘skinny’ jeans for me. And, yes, I am an adult. So, I shop from the Men’s section of clothing. Therefore, my statement was accurate.

          You’re adorable when you fish for something that’s not there. Seems you like fishing. Good to know.

    • Richard Gordon II

      not everyone is the same height or proportion. My S7 is the limit for me. i carry my wallet in one pocket and my house/car keys in the other.

    • JL

      That’s why they have a folded phone patent.

  • Samuel

    I’ll wait for the next Note!

    • MyLoJC

      … to burst into flames. 😂

    • Kitty K

      if there is one… who knows atm if there will be as the device name is ruined.

  • AndroidUser

    6.2 is okay considering that it will be bezel-less. The Mi MIX 2 has 6.4 inches and it’s no larger than normal 5.5″ phones, that even has still one bezel. If the S8 is totally bezel-less, curved glass all the way around, 4K resolution, I’m totally in for it.

    • melissa.pitts

      It’s been 1 year since I decided to leave my last job and it was a best decision i made in my life… I started doing work from my house, for this company I stumbled upon over internet, for several hrs a day, and I profit now much more than i did on my office work… My payment for last month was for $9000… Awesome thing about this job is the more time i got with my kids… KORTA.NU/MDe

    • Sapiderman ✓ᶰᵒᵗ ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      yeah right….
      5.7inch variant with physical size as big as their S7..
      and 6.2inch variant that’s barely bigger than S7edge…

      and hopefully they also make mini version… 5.1inch screen with Xperia X compact size :D

    • Grant Ding

      Actually is it a little larger than the S7 edge, and even the note 7. I mean it’s a diagonal increase of 0.7″ to 0.9″ on a phone that has moderate top bezels and almost no side bezels

  • Kitty K

    5’7 is my limit i think. i just want a 5’5 or 5’7 with the s pen… 6’2 is just too big im afraid.. although if the bezels are smaller and its the same size body of a 5’7 then maybe i would consider as i rarely use a phone one handed anyway and if there was an s pen it wouldn’t be an issue. i have a 5’5 lg g3 and its just right for me. I’m getting the oneplus 3 as i have a cracked screen until the s8 comes out if its a leap forward.

    • John-Phillip Saayman

      Near bezel-less would mean that a 5.8 inch could work for me. But the s-pen is important not just the 5.7 inch screen.

    • Daniel Herrera

      Oh lord, you’re just setting yourself up for a joke lol

  • Gilles LeBlanc

    Ok give me a voucher for this and you can have my note back Samsung.

    • V-Phuc

      I can give an iPhone7+. Enough for you? With a battery that may explode any moment… Interested?

      • Daniel Herrera

        iPhones suck

        • V-Phuc

          That’s why we give it to the trolls.

  • Lim Ming Quan

    I’m already staying away from Samsung, this is the LAST thing they should do if they want to attract me to their phone. Not everyone like a big/huge phone, at least I’m not compensating for something.

    • Gilles LeBlanc

      Compensating for what. I’m 6.4 and a 5.7 inch screen looks downright tiny in my hands. I have accepted and support the fact that people are not built like me so they need smaller phones why can’t you. I drive a frikin minivan I’m not trying to compensate for anything. FYI this compensation thing is something I only hear from people who are insecure about something .

      • V-Phuc

        Menteur! Yeah, you boasted to own a multi -million company, and drive a minivan! WTF! What happens to your chauffeur and the multi -million limo? GO trolling somewhere else. Roi des connards et menteurs.

        • Nickname303

          Hahahah, yeah he told me he owns a multi million dollar company too. People that lie really need to have a better memory than he does.

          He’s probably not even 6’4. Maybe he reversed the actual numbers and he is really 4’6! Either way, he’s a dumbass.

      • Lim Ming Quan

        It was supposed to be a joke -_- …. and I’m 6 feet tall, I ain’t insecure about my height. Plus, I did say “Not everyone” in my original comment.

        • V-Phuc

          Don’t mind this idiot. He just trolled around boasting a bunch of BS. Claiming that he has a Note7, rooted it and changed the IMEI, bla bla bla. Enough brain to do a bunch of technical stuff, but not enough brain to realize that his phone may be a danger to everyone else around him. He’s just like that guy “Note5isBoss”

      • Daniel Herrera

        haha minivans are embarrassing

    • Daniel Herrera

      says the Asian guy…lol

      • JL

        Says the hispanic guy and his little burrito LOL.

        • Daniel Herrera

          Burritos are big, ask your mom.

  • i don’t see Samsung giving up on the 5.1″ size, Apple has 2 small sized screens so I don’t see Samsung ditching it’s comfortable sized phone. They would stick to this year’s options, a 5.1 and 5.5(7). if they do decide to go bezeless, a 5.1 inch Galaxy S8 would appeal to anyone that isn’t all that comfortable with the current smartphones. While the bigger 5.5inch would appeal to others.

    As for the Note brand, i think it’s in Samsung’s best interest to delay releasing another Note device until the S8 has had its time in the sun.

    • Daniel Herrera

      WRONG! – this message was sponsored by Donald Trump. lol

  • Susmith Sunil Kumar

    No…. don’t! Stop! Fix the Note series… we’ll wait… we know it’s worth the wait. S series should remain 4.7″-5.2″

    • Dragos Lucian

      I’m sure they’ll end up making a smaller variant too along with these 2 “hugh.mungus” devices.

    • R Raja Murugan

      And pray it doesn’t blast in your buttocks…

      • Daggett Beaver |dBz|

        Is this running gag going to last as long as the AMOLED burn-in myth?

        • JL

          Too bad only one of them is a myth.

  • Richard Gordon II

    not everyone is the same height or proportion. My S7 is the limit for me. i carry my wallet in one pocket and my house/car keys in the other.

  • stfu

    If they could incorporate the s pen into the s8 then it probably could work.

  • disqus_xWPsKDvFvr

    And I remember being teased by my Verizon coworkers for having a HUGE 4.3″ screen on my Motorola Droid X back in the day! lol! Now we’re at the point where 5.7″ can be considered the “small” variant! lol! 😂

  • Daggett Beaver |dBz|

    Woohoo!! This might actually tempt me to get the S8 instead of waiting for the Note 8. MIGHT.

  • HotelQuebec

    That’s great with the screen size increase but I still need my pen.

    • Daggett Beaver |dBz|

      Yeah, that’s the one thing that might prevent me from going with the S8. But a big screen would make it REALLY tempting.

    • Brett Hallahan

      That’s where I’m at. Unfortunately, the Note7 was my first Note device, since the previous one didn’t have an SD slot. I absolutely loved my Note7… both of them. No problem with ever getting too hot, but I returned it out of safety concerns. I just want a Note7 that doesn’t explode. That phone was almost perfect!

  • Saikrishna Katakam

    meh.. I’ll stick with my pixel then 😕

  • JON @segujer

    encroaching on the Note 8 territory

  • R Raja Murugan

    Bombsung S8… By the looks of it, my gut feeling is that it’ll explode… Like the bombsung note 7.

  • Bullydogger

    6.2 yay that’s awesome take my money..

  • Never Trust Hillary

    It needs a removable battery before I’ll buy another Samsung.

  • KaiZen

    Damn.. that 6.2″ variation sounds mighty tempting.

  • Marslander

    I would love a Galaxy S with a 6.2 screen. But I fear it probably won’t come to the U.S. The manufacturers seem to have the impression that Americans don’t want really large screen devices.

  • neonix

    I would still prefer to have a 5.5″ screen still and the phone be slightly smaller then a the S7 Edge, but I can live with the 5.7″ as well considering the STB ratio.

  • Kelsonus

    No removable battery? Don’t bother

  • Rick_Deckard

    So, in other words…. The S8 is the new Note 7.1…

  • Obviously I won’t be the guinea pig early buyer of any new Samsung phone. I’ll let it blow up a few times in other people’s hands first, then let Samsung fix it before deciding whether or not to buy.

  • JL

    So you’ve wiped the Note series from existence already?